5 Things to do in the North Shore: May 13

Spring is here with fresh adventures for you around town and online! Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week.

Step Back in Time Without Leaving Your Hometown

Experience spring on a 1920s farm at Historic Wagner Farm. Help out in the garden, meet livestock, and learn about life on the homestead in the days before technology.

Date: May 14
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $5 in advance, $7 at the door
Location: Historic Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Rd, Glenview
More info: webtrrac.glenviewparks.org

Laugh Yourself Silly

Spend a night of uproarious laughter with Ryan Hamilton, one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch. After his sold-out show in 2019, Ryan returns with an evening of his unique and hilariously clean brand of stand-up comedy.

Date: May 13
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: $32 – $42
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More info: northshorecenter.org


Celebrate the Majesty and Diversity of AAPI Cultures

Join the Umbrella Arts Festival for a community celebration of Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander food, art, music, and dance. Enjoy local food and AAPI art, as well as dance performances featuring Mandala Arts and the Flying Fairies.

Date: May 14
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Fountain Square, 1601 Sherman Ave, Evanston
More info: eventbrite.com


Walk/Run for a Good Cause

The Y’s Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families, is hosting its annual 5K Walk/Run. This year they’ve added a special twist: the pooch walk! Bring your whole family including your four-legged friends for a morning of good exercise and good fun.

Date: May 14
Time: 8:00am
Cost: $30 – $70
Location: 2705 Techny Rd, Northbrook
More info: openy-nsymca.y.org


Get Your Brewhouse On

Illinois Craft Beer Week kicks off this weekend with an Open Brewhouse Celebration at Sketchbook Brewing Company. Shuttle back and forth between Sketchbook’s two taprooms in Evanston and Skokie on Sunday afternoon to enjoy the very best of Craft Beer Week celebrations.

Date: May 15
Time: 12:00 – 8:00pm
Cost: Free
Locations: 821 Chicago Ave, Evanston & 4901 Main St, Skokie
More info: facebook.com


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